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27-02-2012, 17:25   #16
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I would anyway. There will always be a market for the VRS and the 2.0 is a lovely engine.
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27-02-2012, 17:33   #17
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I would anyway. There will always be a market for the VRS and the 2.0 is a lovely engine.
mmmmmm, The VRS will be dearer to buy, have dearer tax, dearer VRT charges and presumably dearer insurance costs, with the way them insurance companies operate

Id say the VRS engine would be a lovely pokey engine alright.

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There'll be a slightly bigger market for a vrs, but not so much a 1.8 elegance.

There's a few petrol 08 vrs about. There's one that might still be for sale with 4k on the clock.
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There'll be a slightly bigger market for a vrs, but not so much a 1.8 elegance.

There's a few petrol 08 vrs about. There's one that might still be for sale with 4k on the clock.

That mileage almost seems too good to be true
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That mileage almost seems too good to be true
I have a number somewhere of the owner I can try dig out if it's not online.
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Rover James, EPM.

Fair enough, Hands up, guilty as charged.
Your right, I am over thinking, ill leave it go now

Apologies for clogging up boards
Was only joking
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27-02-2012, 20:03   #23
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The vRS has a bigger market than the 1.8 simply because the vRS is more sought after. Most buyers in the market for a vRS are specifically looking for that car and are already versed on their performance and running costs. That leaves the 1.8 TSi in limbo especially the 120bhp version as most other buyers are happy with the performance of the 1.2/1.4 TSi. 120bhp is not alot from a 1.8 turbo petrol engine these days.

It was similar to BMW's 525d/325d, they sold very little of them here because the 520d/320d had respectable performance while those who wanted the extra refinement and power of a 6 cylinder diesel would opt for a 330d/530d.
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In the octavia the 1.8 is 160bhp, but still I'd imagine that matters little to the target market.
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Ya, someone who is in the market for a VRS wouldn't in a million years buy a 1.8t no matter what the spec. It really depends what you want from the car. The VRS is quite different form the 1.8t. It has quite a different image.
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Ya, someone who is in the market for a VRS wouldn't in a million years buy a 1.8t no matter what the spec. It really depends what you want from the car. The VRS is quite different form the 1.8t. It has quite a different image.
Get ya with the whole image thing. Wouldn't be gone on the white now

I see the registration plate is hidden on this ad. Out of interest why do some people hide the registration plates when selling cars ?

It immediately make me suspicious and makes it feel like they are trying to hide something !

EDIT : in the mail I got alerting me of the reply, it had a link to a VRS car with the reg. plate blanked out.........yet on the actual boards web page the link is gone now. Maybe the poster edited his post or something

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Sorry i was posting on a mobile and when i went to edit it I must have deleted the link.

Some people are slow to show a reg online but if I had any interest in buying the car I'd phone them to get the reg and run a cartell check.
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Sorry i was posting on a mobile and when i went to edit it I must have deleted the link.

Some people are slow to show a reg online but if I had any interest in buying the car I'd phone them to get the reg and run a cartell check.
So are people purposely not showing the reg. in the hope that people will call them and then they can give their speel

Tends to put me off a car when reg. not shown. If nothing to hide, they should just show it
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So are people purposely not showing the reg. in the hope that people will call them and then they can give their speel

Tends to put me off a car when reg. not shown. If nothing to hide, they should just show it
Some people are like yourself. "Over Cautious"
No offence mean't there but they are nervous of showing their reg online for several reasons, Most of the time it would have nothing to do with being a dodgy car, Personally i would not care about my reg being in an advert or photo I put up online.
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So are people purposely not showing the reg. in the hope that people will call them and then they can give their speel

Tends to put me off a car when reg. not shown. If nothing to hide, they should just show it
Some people are like yourself. "Over Cautious"
No offence mean't there but they are nervous of showing their reg online for several reasons, Most of the time it would have nothing to do with being a dodgy car, Personally i would not care about my reg being in an advert or photo I put up online.
None taken ; )
But in this case, im like you, Don't care either about showing the reg.

When I sold me last car, I made sure the reg. was shown clearly, to prove that I have nothing to hide and to give people a chance if they want............to go ahead and do all the background checks they want

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